Aural Latrinalia: The Bathroom Show

14202771_1389946107700187_8926944413179423996_nLocal, untethered curatorial collective, NEAR*BY is pleased to announce our newest project, AURAL LATRINALIA:  The Bathroom Show.

For this six-site exhibition, we have brought the least likely kind of art into the least likeliest of locations:  sound art in restrooms. 

This endeavor involves pairing artists working in new media with local arts organizations to engage unconventional semi-public/semi-private spaces.  Aural Latrinalia is consistent with our mission of connecting the work of artists with a pluralist audience because it reaches the art-savvy visitor in perhaps the most unassuming and intimate location. 

Over the course of the past few years, NEAR*BY has developed a curatorial practice geared towards investing in the local artistic landscape and creating exhibitions that encourage audiences to experience art in new ways. With hands cupping our ears and tongues firmly implanted in our collective cheeks, we look to absurdity and serendipity as radical methods for a creative revolution. 

Aural Latrinalia’s opening reception will take place at the Weston on Saturday September 24th from 6 – 8 PM, and the work will remain at each location for duration of 4-6 weeks.

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery
Art Gallery
650 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Participating host organizations:

21c, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, The Carnegie Performing Arts Center, The Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Wave Pool Gallery, and the Weston Art Gallery

Participating artists:

Richard Bitting, Intermedio, Jennifer Jolley, Numediacy, Sayak Shome and Jarrod Welling-Cann

Aural Lat Map


NEAR*BY is an untethered curatorial collective that seeks to bypass the art institution, working as liaison between artists and pluralistic audiences. We aim to create ephemeral and interdisciplinary exhibitions that connect art with location and meld curatorial and artist practices while blurring the boundaries between installation and white cube.